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August 03, 2018
I am certain you have access to fresh water right now. And boy are we spoiled with access to water. In our city there was a major upgrade in the main water supply pipes and in the area where we live, there was no water for about 18 hours. Luckily we were warned about this major repairs so we filled containers with water to see us through the day. Now this was just for the day!! That made me think of all the wonderful qualities water have and how serious we should view water conservation.
· About 6,800 gallons of water is required to grow a day’s food for a family of four.
· In one year, the average American residence uses over 100,000 gallons (indoors and outside).
· Water is the most important resource in the world.
· 1/3 what the world spends on bottled water in one year could pay for projects providing water to everyone in need.
· Unsafe water kills 200 children every hour.
· 70% of the human brain is water.
· 80% of all illness in the developing world is water related.
I am sure you would like to read more about these amazing water facts. Feel free to look at the website 100 Amazing Water Facts You Should Know (I shall add the url at the bottom of the page.) I am sure you are going to appreciate water even more from now on. Happy Stitching Annemarie
November 16, 2018
Sybrand and I recently took a road trip to visit our parents. We stay about 12 hours drive from Sybrand's folks and about 12 hours drive from my folks. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing them all again. It is true that family members can stay in contact via email, social media but if possible, having a cup of coffee together, having a meal together and sharing good old memories are simply the best way to stay in contact. Ask us, we experienced it.
We must been having a good time when most of our sentences started with "... and do you also remember ..." Good old memory lane. We experienced first hand the wonderful benefits of visiting our parents.
October 30, 2018
Generosity - a word well known to all of us yet it seems that it has lost its meaning in a world chasing the "me first" attitude in most aspects of life.
I came across an article that listed a few generous deeds by ordinary folk, like you and me, to complete strangers. That made me realize that, as the good book says, "there is more happiness in Giving than in Receiving". I would like to share one of these generous acts with you.
October 22, 2018
I just love horses. There is just something so gentle and lovable that draws me to them. There are over 350 breeds of ponies and horses in the world today which fall into four major groups.
When reading about the different kinds of horses I came across the Falabella Miniature Horse. (I thought there were only small ponies, not small horses)